Journalist Visa (J1, J2)
with China's laws governing the entry and exit of foreign
nationals, all foreigners must follow the procedures below
and present the required documents when applying for a
1. Basic requirement
(1) All applicants
for a visa must provide:
* Your current valid &
actual passport, with at least six (6) months validity left
before expiration and at least one blank page left in
* One complete Visa Application Form (BG-01) with
one additional passport photo (black & white or color is
If the application form is
not completely filled out, or is not legible, this can cause
a delay in processing or the denial of visa.
letter of invitation from Chinese governmental office or
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China should be
2. Methods of Application and Processing
Walk-in Service. To apply for a visa, applicants
can appear in person at the visa office of the Chinese
Embassy, or designate a representative or travel agency to
The regular processing time is four (4)
business days. Applicant may request expedited processing
with the approval of the consular official. Additional fees
of NIS 150 for one (1) working day processing and NIS 100
for 2-3 working days processing will be charged.
Chinese Embassy currently does not accept mail
3. Visa Fee and Visa Validity
Embassy does not accept personal checks. Please provide
cash, money order, or bank check.
The following visa
fees are applicable to Israeli citizens
Entry Validity Visa Fee (WALK-IN SERVICE)
days NIS 100
* The holder of J-1 visa is required by
law to get residential registration within 30 days from the
date of entry.
* Generally, a visa is valid for 90
days from the date of issue. To avoid delays in obtaining
visas and unnecessary costs relating to rush service fees,
please apply for your visa no earlier than three months and
no later than thirty days before the planned date of
departure to avoid expiration of the visa.
* Person suffering from mental disorder,
leprosy, AIDS, venereal diseases, contagious tuberculosis or
other diseases shall not be allowed to enter China.
The Validity of the Visa, Duration of Stay, and Number of
Entries, are issued at the discretion of consular officers,
whose decisions are based strictly on the laws and
regulations of the Chinese Government. The consular officers
have the authority to refuse any applications inconsistent
with Chinese laws and regulations. The consular officers are
entitled to change and/or revoke issued visas. They reserve
the right to refuse any application and withhold disclosure
of the reason for the refusal.